Jefferson Elementary School

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  • Welcome to Jefferson School!

    Jefferson Elementary School has approximately 360 students and 75 faculty members working together towards student achievement and social-emotional development. We support the district's vision, "Preparing the children of today for tomorrow", by providing a state of the art instructional design and community support and development. Jefferson utilizes the theme, "Jefferson School ROCKS". ROCKS stands for Respect Others, self and environment by being Courteous, Kind, and Safe. Students are supported in a nurturing setting to reach their potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Best practices in instruction, along with the progressive technology, come together to enhance our students' education.

    Our School maintains its Bronze Certification through NJ Sustainable Schools. Jefferson School also accomplished a plethora of philanthropic contributions to various organizations such as Dimes for Downs, Cards for Troops, Jeans for Troops, St. Baldrick's, Bridge for Books, and Jump Rope for Heart. Locally, Jefferson School contributes towards local social services through food drives and a "Giving Tree" event during the holidays. This school year the students facilitated the Community Care project allowing items that would normally be disregarded at lunch to be donated directly to Roxbury Social Services. During the pandemic, the students also donated snack items and homemade, inspirational cards to our three local hospitals to encourage frontline workers. The school is proud of its students and staff for going above and beyond.

    At Jefferson, we strive to challenge students at their optimal learning level, through differentiated instruction. Students engage in small group learning and individualized instruction a majority of the day in ELA and Mathematics. Our curriculum is delivered in a workshop instructional model. We also have a full "In Support of Learning" program for students below benchmark progress; and an enrichment program entitled "Providing Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge" (PEAK), focused on STEAM, that is provided at all grade levels. Jefferson School is an inclusive setting that fosters individualized support for all to demonstrate personal growth and achievement. There is an inclusion section at every grade level, out-of-class resource and a full preschool disabled program available at the school.

District News

  • Lincoln/Roosevelt PTO to Host ‘Meet the Candidates Night’

    Roxbury Township residents will have the opportunity to vote for three seats for a three-year term on the Roxbury Board of Education on the Tuesday, November 2nd ballot. In preparation for this election, the Lincoln/Roosevelt PTO is to host and moderate an upcoming ‘Meet the Candidates Night’ in a debate format.

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  • Anti-Bias Early Childhood Education in the works at Jefferson Elementary School

    When you consider it, anti-bias education helps support children to develop a truer and fuller sense of who they are and of the world as a whole. See how our preschoolers are playing with their anti-bias toys.

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  • Jefferson PreK Learns the Importance of Healthy Habits

    It’s never too early to start learning healthy habits. Preschoolers at Jefferson Elementary School are well on their way. Students in Patti Klein’s preschool class learned about dental hygiene while discovering foods that are good for tooth health and foods that should be eaten less often.

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  • Jefferson Preschoolers Celebrate Kindness Week

    In preparation for next week’s district-wide Kindness Week and in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday, preschoolers at Jefferson Elementary School engaged in kindness projects and songs as they understand the need for kindness in their classroom, community, and the world.

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  • A Teacher’s Impact, A Life Remembered

    Last week, Roxbury Schools was notified of the passing of retired Jefferson Elementary School Teacher Kathryn “Kathy” LaDuke. Kathy taught elementary students for 17 years at Jefferson School before retiring in 2015. Kathy lost her battle with COVID-19 but she will not be forgotten.

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